"I think everyone thought that (Masvidal had the advantage striking) and I was eager to prove everyone wrong right there. I knew he was working hard on his takedown defense, it's hard to get guys down. Some things in training camp didn't allow me to do as much wrestling as I wanted to, so I knew I was going to have to strike with him. I'm confident. I may be the... you know, that's the toughest striker I think I've had to fight at 155 and I feel like I might be the best striker in the 155-pound division now."
- Gilbert MelendezLINK